RELENG_5 kernel b0rken with IPFIREWALL and without PFIL_HOOKS

Maxim Sobolev sobomax at
Thu Aug 19 06:12:44 PDT 2004

I am not talking about pf, but about IPFIREWALL (aka ipfw). They are 
different beasts.


Rob MacGregor wrote:
> On Thursday, August 19, 2004 1:33 PM, Maxim Sobolev <> danced on the keyboard
> and produced:
>>After recent changes I am unable to compile RELENG_5 kernel (and
>>probably HEAD as well, but I have not tested it) with IPFIREWALL but
>>without PFIL_HOOKS. Neither manpage, nor NOTES lists PFIL_HOOKS as a
>>requirement for IPFIREWALL. Please fix.
>>From /usr/src/UPDATING:
> 20040308:
>         The packet filter (pf) is now installed with the base system. Make
>         sure to run mergemaster -p before installworld to create required
>         user account ("proxy"). If you do not want to build pf with your
>         system you can use the NO_PF knob in make.conf.
>         Also note that pf requires "options PFIL_HOOKS" in the kernel. The
>         pf system consists of the following three devices:
>         device          pf              # required
>         device          pflog           # optional
>         device          pfsync          # optional

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